UPDATED 10/24/22

CAI is monitoring recovery efforts in Florida following Hurricane Ian. The Florida Legislative Alliance wishes to make members aware of the following rules and programs regarding debris removal for homeowners associations and condominium communities in the following affected counties:

Charlotte- No HOA-specific guidance, please call 1-800-451-1954 to contact CrisisCleanup.

Debris separation guidelines: https://www.charlottecountyfl.gov/core/fileparse.php/476/urlt/debris-separation.pdf

More information: https://www.charlottecountyfl.gov/news/free-disaster-cleanup-assistance-available.stml


Collier- HOAs must have a current right of entry and indemnification form on file with Collier County before any disaster debris recovery contractors are allowed to enter the community.

More information: https://www.colliercountyfl.gov/government/public-utilities/solid-hazardous-waste/hurricane-preparedness


DeSoto- No HOA-specific guidance, please call 1-800-451-1954 to contact CrisisCleanup.

More information: https://desotobocc.com/


Flagler- HOAs are expected to have their own arrangements, please contact your HOA board or manager.

More information: https://www.flaglercounty.gov/departments/emergency-management/hurricane-ian-information/-fsiteid-1#!/


Hardee- HOA-specific information unavailable. Debris removal ongoing; updates will be posted online as to when the debris removal team will be visiting your area.

More information: https://www.hardeecountyfl.gov/_uploaded_files/debrisflyer.pdf

Updates: https://www.facebook.com/HardeeEOC and https://www.hardeecountyfl.gov/


Highlands- No HOA-specific guidance. Debris removal ongoing; please prepare debris according to the guidelines available online and call 1-800-451-1954 to contact CrisisCleanup.

More information: https://www.highlandsfl.gov/departments/PublicSafety/stormupdates.php


Hillsborough- The county is currently contracting debris removal from HOAs with private entities; please contact Solid Waste Services 813-272-5680 and choose option 1 for more information.

Debris removal guidance: https://www.hillsboroughcounty.org/en/newsroom/2022/09/30/cleaning-up-after-ian

County resources portal: https://www.hillsboroughcounty.org/en/residents/stay-safe/storm/post-hurricane-ian-resources-for-residents-and-businesses


Lake- No HOA-specific guidance. Debris removal ongoing; please prepare debris according to the guidelines available online.

Hurricane Ian Portal: https://www.lakecountyfl.gov/emergency-management/storm-updates


Lee- FEMA regulations require that private or gated communities have a current right of entry and indemnification form on file before any disaster debris recovery crews are allowed to enter the community.

More information: https://www.leegov.com/hurricane/storm/operational-adjustments


Manatee- Manatee County is clearing debris from all residential right-of-way, including private roads. The county does not collect any debris from common areas (e.g., community clubhouse, community park, or medians) within communities. Please contact your HOA regarding the cleanup and removal of debris from common areas.

More information: https://www.mymanatee.org/news___events/what_s_new/manatee_county_ready_to_collect_ian_debris and https://www.mymanatee.org/departments/utilities/debris


Orange- Orange County Public Works contractors will not be entering HOA communities unless there is a health and safety risk to residents. Please speak with your HOA board to coordinate debris removal.

Updates and debris removal guidance: https://newsroom.ocfl.net/media-advisories/press-releases/2022/09/hurricane-ian-updates/ and https://newsroom.ocfl.net/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/OrangeCounty_Notices-Disaster-Debris-Removal.pdf


Osceola- Information coming soon.

Hurricane Ian Portal: https://www.osceola.org/agencies-departments/emergency-management/hurricane-center/


Pinellas- Pinellas County Solid Waste does not provide any debris pick-up services. You can place small items in your garbage bin. If there is an excess of debris or large branches, please contact your trash company or HOA directly to see what they are able to accept with curbside collection. You can also bring debris directly to the landfill. The landfill is located at 3095 114th Ave N, St. Petersburg, and is open Monday–Friday 6 a.m.–6 p.m. and Saturday 7 a.m.–5 p.m. Disposal fees apply.

Hurricane Ian Portal: https://storm.pinellascounty.org/


Polk- HOAs must sign and return a right of entry and hold harmless agreement for debris removal form to the county.

More information: https://www.polk-county.net/news/news-details/2022/10/05/polk-county-needs-forms-from-hoas-in-gated-communities-to-pick-up-hurricane-debris


Putnam- Information coming soon.

Hurricane Ian Portal: https://main.putnam-fl.com/?page_id=5852


Sarasota- County debris contractors will only collect items that are left curbside at each residence. Per Federal Emergency Management Agency rules, any debris brought to a central location within a homeowners association becomes ineligible for reimbursement.

More information: https://www.scgov.net/government/solid-waste/hurricane-ian-solid-waste-recovery


Seminole- HOAs must complete a right of entry form for a debris hauler to collect curbside yard waste following a storm. Check with your HOA board or management company to determine if a current right of entry form has been submitted. For additional questions, email ROE@seminolecountyfl.gov.

More information: https://www.seminolecountyfl.gov/departments-services/county-managers-office/prepare-seminole/hurricane-event.stml


St Johns- Information coming soon.

Updates: https://www.sjcfl.us/Hurricane/index.aspx


Volusia- HOA-specific information unavailable online. County debris removal ongoing; please contact 800-291-1205 with questions.

More information: https://www.volusia.org/services/public-protection/emergency-management/pin/debris.stml


For more information, please contact government@caionline.org.

Please be aware, this post will be updated as more information is available.

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